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Founded in 1979 following the merger of two associations, the Association of Travel & Tourism Associations and the Singapore Society of Travel Agents, the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) is an industry-led organization representing the travel agents in Singapore. NATAS has grown from 82 members to 322 Ordinary Members, 63 Associate Members and 5 Honorary Life Members as of July 2017.

As the voice of the industry, NATAS supports industry developments, aims for travel excellence by setting standards of professionalism and ethical conduct of its members. NATAS conducts a wide range of events that are not just limited to the biannual travel fairs. NATAS conducts seminars and enrichment workshops to educate members, as well as familiarisation tours to help members get constant product, market and operational knowledge updates. In order to foster growth and increase capabilities, NATAS also facilitates relevant business partnerships and networking sessions.

Mr Steven Ler is the current Acting President of NATAS. As the Executive Director of UOB Travel, he has accumulated extensive knowledge of the travel industry, as well as the needs and trends of travel agents. UOB Travel began as a small travel agency in 1974, has grown in size and reputation through dedicated professionalism and service excellence. In 1990, UOB Travel became a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore’s leading international banking group – the United Overseas Bank Group (UOB). Coupled with UOB sound financial backing, reliability and security, UOB Travel is able to provide a wide array of services that guarantees travellers a safe, enjoyable and fruitful travel. UOB Travel also recently introduced a Concierge wing that focuses on providing bespoke travel experiences.